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· January, 2006

Stories about Singapore from January, 2006

Singapore: Baby Makers

Illusio discusses the release of the official figures for the 2005 birth rate in Singapore. It increased slightly above 1% — a big deal for the country, which has experienced...

The Year of the Dog Comes to the Rest of East Asia

“Da Hong Deng Long” (Big Red Lantern) by Yining Zhang Blogs all around East and Southeast Asia have gone grey this past weekend as many, particularly those in the overseas...

Singapore: “Cheering” Conservatism

Heavenly Sword “sings” the praises of a conservative Singapore. “What I want to say is really this: that Singapore will always be conservative. And the proxy that I have used...

Singapore: Tour of a Podcast Studio

Singapore's Mr. Brown has a podcast tour of his new podcasting studio.

Singapore: Confucian Democracy

From a Singapore Angle explains that, when Singapore policy makers say that the country's path follows a “Confucian” way or reflects Asian values, it's really talking not to Singaporeans or...

Singapore, Indonesia: The Rules of Online Auctioning

Indonesia-born Rani of indrani.net tries to sell her personal digital assistant online in Singapore and discovers what happens when the online marketplace meets the natural Asian propensity to haggle.

Singapore: Poetry Blog

Singaporean banker-poet Gilbert Koh publishes his poems on blogspot. Read his latest: Accident.

Singapore: Fragile State?

A Xeno Boy in Sg posts a meditation on a quote from a government minister, who predicted dire consequences if the public supported an opposition party's proposal to scrap the...

Global Fusion: Creating Delicious Food One Meal at the Time!

#1: Madrid Fusion My colleague Chef Elena was in Spain with three other Panamanian chefs, for the  world famous "Madrid Fusion" one week event, held in the beautiful city of...

Singapore: Closed Door

Recently, several prominent Singapore bloggers were invited to a “closed door” meeting held by a well-connected think tank. The meeting was called “Blogging and the Law.” Sintercom. org wonders if...

Singapore: Victim of its Own Success

The annotated budak writes down his thoughts about Singapore blog aggregator tomorrow.sg: as it becomes a one-stop shop for the Singapore blogosphere, people are expecting far more than it can...

Singapore: Closet Agenda?

Blogs in Singapore are discussing a recent government grant to a group known as “Liberty League,” formed to help “gays and lesbians understand their sexual identity.” Sayoni Speak, a new...

Singapore: Blog Reader Species

Crap & Such from Singapore catalogs the five different kinds of blog readers, such as “the lurker” and “the howler.”

Singapore: Blog “Queen” in Another Controversy

Recall Xiaxue, who soon after New Year's 2006 started an online petition to ban aerosol foam sprays from Singapore after unhappy encounters with both foam sprays and Bangladeshi foreign workers...

Singapore: George Soros’ Speech

Huichieh Loy at From a Singapore Angle comments on a speech given by financier George Soros in Singapore criticizing the country's lack of an open society.

Singapore: Demystifying Detoxification

Haro Singapore! investigates a local fad — feet detoxification — and finds reasons to doubt that an electrified foot bath can really pull out poisons from one's body.

Singapore: Debater Talks Debate

Singaporean student debater Shaun Lee posts some observations on his blog Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc on how the dissolution of Asian confidence after the economic and political crises of...

Singapore: Kidney Fund Scandal

Big in the Singapore blogosphere is continuing discussion over the National Kidney Fund, a popular and large local charity that had been plagued by scandal since the middle of last...

Singapore: Against Foam Sprays

Attacked by aerosol foam spray and gripped by the fear of being groped by foreign workers during New Year's on Orchard Road, Singapore's Xiaxue starts an online petition to ban...

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